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How to Fix the Broken Out Screw Holes in the Laptops

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#1 F-1DeskLamp


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:48 AM

Laptop Body Fabrication
This video is of India's Lappy brand.  The American brand is QBond.  
How To Fix Broken Plastic Car Parts
This seems a little bit better than Epoxy Putty because the dust easily fills in the crevices, and it's easier to work with compared to the Epoxy Putty.  
The Epoxy Putty is sticky work.  It's not nearly as easy to work with, but it can be done.  It is more wasteful though because the powder and glue trick can be more accurately measured out.  With the putty way requires extra to be mixed, so that the job is not half done without enough of it mixed. 
 It's a race before it dries.  In the end some is always thrown away because it's better to have more than enough than not enough.  This problem doesn't exist for the powder and glue technique because the material is always in the bottle/s. 
Laptop hinge repair/brass inserts reattachment + Acer Z5WAH disassembly
In this video she uses Plast-Aid powder and a syringe full of superglue.  I like the syringe.  
You can also use Baking Soda or Baby Powder with superglue.  
Repairing plastic parts
Plastic Welding: How To Instructional Video by Techspan
And then there's welding plastic.  Hehe
Plastic  cover  fix (hdd cover laptop)
This guy uses the "washer" method.  
Cut out plastic such as credit card plastic, and then cover the hole from in the laptop case.  It's to remake the hole for the screw, so that it doesn't pull through the laptop case.  
I prefer to use either viscous liquid epoxy with a gel viscosity or epoxy putty instead of the plastic washer trick.  Just tape the hole on the outside, pile up the epoxy on the inside, and drill through it.  That remakes the screw hole.  
Some liquid epoxies dry with a gloss and transparency.  That will blend with the case's color.  The epoxy putty will stand out after it is dry, and so will some of the liquid epoxies.  

Edited by F-1DeskLamp, 01 January 2018 - 04:55 AM.

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